Course: Middle School Science (with weekly hands-on lab)
Grade Level: 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am (This section is now FULL) OR Wednesday 10:40am – 12:10pm (This section is now FULL) OR Wednesday 12:35 – 2:05 pm (This section is now FULL) OR Wednesday 2:15 – 3:45pm (This is our ONLY section that has openings)
Instructor: Sarah Duble
Cost: $63 per month + $50 registration fee
Book: Prentice Hall Science Explorer: From Bacteria to Plants, ISBN# 0131150863; Animals, ISBN# 0131150871; Inside Earth, ISBN# 013115091X; Motion, Forces and Energy, ISBN# 0131150995. Call 1-800-848-9500 to order all four textbooks or shop used (they are in-expensive) online. All four books are the 3rd edition and published in 2004/2005.
Description: This is a comprehensive course designed to prepare the student for high school science by introducing them to Life, Physical, and Earth Science concepts. A hands-on lab will be incorporated into each class, and students will learn to create a lab report following the scientific method. This class is packed full of scientific facts, projects and group activities that reinforce science concepts, and also help students to learn to work collaboratively. Our goal is to help students become more amazed by our Creator, who designed and cares about the tiniest detail of the vast world we live in, and to be able to think critically about how science is presented in our world today. We desire that not only will students leave this class well prepared for high school science courses, but also with a curiosity about the mysteries of this world that God has in store for us to discover! We use a 3-year rotation of books, so students may enter as 6th graders and take this class until they are ready for High School Biology and High School Physical Science. Homework, labs, and fun, competitive, non-graded review quizzes will be given each week with a test every 3-4 weeks. We will start with the From Bacteria to Plants book in August.